1852. Item #90765
Kikuchi Yôsai, author; Sôkei Sakabei, compiler. ZENKEN KOJITSU SHIKUN 前賢故実私訓 3 volumes. Shunbidô, Edo, Kaei 5, 1852. 30.5 x 21.8 cm. clasped chitsu case. Large, string-bound Japanese-style book, fukuro-toji... A compendium of images of paintings and short biographies of famous historical figures, done by contemporary artists. THIS WAS CHARLIE MITCHELL'S COPY. It has a short typewritten note by him tipped onto the chitsu. An interesting look at what deluxe printing style looked like in the waning years of the old regime. It also passed through the hands of Frank Hawley, the famous expert on Japanese whaling. A very unusual book. With some worming and priced accordingly. See KSSM 5-188-2; Mitchell p.562. Complete.